The information presented below is a brief overview of this state's special education support system. Please contact the state education agency or follow the included links for more detailed information.
Educational definitions of disabilities
More detailed information is available at eligibility criteria (Page 24).
Numbers of students with disabilities served
For the 2012 child count, West Virginia reported the following:
Support service structure
West Virginia Department of Education, Office of Special Programs monitors and supports the special education services provided by public schools. Additional support is provided by parent educator resource centers.
West Virginia does not have a disability task force.
Statewide disability clearinghouse
West Virginia's Autism Training Center provides information and resources related to autism.
Disability scholarship program
West Virginia does not have a statewide disability scholarship program.
Insurance coverage for autism spectrum disorder services
West Virginia enacted legislation that requires insurers to cover some services for children with autism spectrum disorders. See West Virginia insurance for more information.
TRICARE-approved applied behavior analysis providers
As of May 2013, West Virginia had three supervisors (direct service providers) and four tutors (assistants requiring supervision to provide services).
Parent training and information center
West Virginia Parent Training and Information, Inc. is West Virginia's parent training and information center.
Secondary transition resources
Information and resources related to secondary transition in West Virginia are available at secondary transition.
Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission
West Virginia is a member of the Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission.
Special education resources
Information on resources for families is available from the local school district and the parent training and information center listed above. Additional information is provided at resources.
Military education resources
Information and resources specifically identified for military-connected families in West Virginia may be found at military education resources.